This is the Playtech Gladiator slot and trust me - it's very decent! The free spins bonus with an extra
"expanding" scatter symbol is where the money's at - if you can get it, but when it launched the slot raised the bar for
all online slot games with it's video cuts and sounds from the Gladiator film itself. It takes a minute to load,
but it's well worth the wait!
The video sequences from the film Gladiator and the soundtrack make you realise just how much that
slot games have come on. The addition of Gladiator and more recently, the MGM-licenced
King Kong slot
released by online games developer Playtech has upped the bar in slot machine development. While
some of the older style games like Rainbow Riches
and the popular Reel King fruit machine still cut the
mustard for many players, the new generation of video slots that the Gladiator slot represents
is definitely where the future is headed.
Since Gladiator was released in 2008, Playtech themselves have released 3 further games that bear
resemblences to the game-play. The obvious one is the Gladiator Jackpot slot which simply adds a progressive
jackpot into the equation but cuts the RTP of the base game by over 2% is so-doing. They also produced
a game called "Atlantis Queen" which is a direct clone and only available in some casinos.
Finally, they also created a very decent slot called "John Wayne" (not to be confused with the very different
WMS Spinning Streak slot of the same name) which has different game-play but combines similar features in the free
The "expanding scatters" concept has in fact become quite widely used in other Playtech games like "Rome & Glory",
"Captain's Treasure Pro" and "Thai Paradise" which you will find in the download version of
all Playtech casinos. The concept was "borrowed"
from Novomatic's very popular Book Of Ra slot of course and while you don't
get it every time you hit Gladiator's feature, it is the main reason to play the game in my opinion.
And finally, although very different in game-play to Gladiator, if you like the design of the slot then
check out some of the Playtech Marvel-themed slots too including Iron Man 2
and The Hulk which are available to play for free here at Games & Fuit Machines